September 29, 2009

The Justice Project Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, Baker Books asked me if I would read and write a review of the the The Justice Project. They sent me a copy, and, so far, I am finding it a fascinating book. I will post a more detailed review in the coming week or so, but wanted to give a quick synopsis of the book now.

This book is a collection of chapter written by various voices in the search for social justice in our world. The work is edited by Brian Mclaren, Elisa Shannon Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber.

Baker describes the book this way:
"Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. But how are Christians to respond to these stories and the conditions to which they refer? Here's help. Editors Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber have amassed a collection of over 30 brief chapters by some of the most penetrating thinkers in the justice conversation, including René Padilla, Peggy Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Sylvia Keesmaat, Bart Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Tony Jones, and Richard Twiss. Divided into sections, "God of Justice," "Book of Justice," "Justice in the USA," "Just World," and "Just Church," The Justice Project invites readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." This resource will help them do just that."

I am looking forward to finishing this book and wrestling with these varied voices as they wrestle with God's call for Christians to act with justice and bring His justice to our world.

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